Associate Professor Leslie Wojciechowicz

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Syllabus for MAT 137  Not Currently Teaching
The course requirements, relevant assignments, and readings are outlined in the material that follows on this page.


Required Book
A Graphing Approach to PreCalculus,
4th Edition, Hornsby, Lial & Rockswold, Pearson Education:  Addison-Wesley Publishing, 2007.
This text is available at the College Bookstore. You may buy books in person or have them shipped to your home.   Contact the bookstore by phone, email or in person.

A graphing calculator is required for this course.
  Either TI-83, TI-83 Plus, or TI-84 is recommended and a TI-82. TI-89 and TI-92 are not permitted.

Software:  CourseCompass (the software associated with the textbook) is required.  An access code may be purcheased on campus for approximately $50.  Go to and click on "register" and then "purchase online access".

Course Synopsis
This course provides a study of college-level algebraic and analytic geometry concepts and skills that emphasize graphical analysis and applications of basic functions (including: polynomial, rational, radical, exponential, logarithmic, and trigonometric).

Course Policies
It is the responsibility of the course participant to schedule, complete and submit required course assignments on time.  The due dates are firm.  Work submitted for a grade must be solely the product of the submitting student. Any student guilty of cheating will be given a 0 on that assignment, quiz, project, test, or final AND reported to the Vice-President of Student Services. Cheating is defined in the student handbook. Be aware that the penalty applies to the "giver" as well as the "receiver".

Electronic Devices: All pagers and cell phones are to be turned OFF before entering class. Disruptions by electronic devices will not be tolerated.

Disability Support:  Students requesting academic accommodations are required to contact Disability Support Services Office [M1042] or call (301) 322-0838 [voice] or (301) 322-0122 [TTY] to establish eligibility for services and accommodations. Students with documented disabilities should discuss the matter privately with their instructors at the beginning of the semester and provide a copy of their Student/Faculty Accommodation Form.

Code of Academic Integrity:  The college is an institution of higher learning that holds academic integrity as its highest principle.  In the pursuit of knowledge, the college community expects that all students, faculty, and staff will share responsibility for adhering to the values of honesty and unquestionable integrity.  To support a community committed to academic achievement and scholarship, the Code of Academic Integrity advances the principle of honest representation in the work that is produced by students seeking to engage fully in the learning process.  The complete text of the Code of Academic Integrity is in the 2004-2005 Student Handbook (pages 41-43) and posted on the college's website.  Be aware that any penalty is shared by the giver and the receiver.

Code of Conduct:  The Prince George's Community College Code of Conduct defines the rights and responsibilities of students and establishes a system of procedures for dealing with students charged with violations of the code and other rules and regulations of the college.  A student enrolling in the college assumes an obligation to conduct himself/herself in a manner compatible with the college's function as an educational institution. Refer to the 2004-2005 Student Handbook, beginning on page 39, for a complete explanation of the code of conduct, including the Code of Academic Integrity and the procedure for dealing with disruptive student behavior.


Your grade will be determined by your total score on submitted tests, calculator/computer projects, final, and participation. Remember you need at least a "C" average to qualify for Calculus I [MAT 241].

A = 90%, B = 80%, C = 70%, D = 60%

There will be 5 tests and a final exam. Each test will be 100 points and the final will be 300 points. There will be 14 quizzes, one per week at 10 points each.  The best 10 quizzes will count toward your grade.  Each calculator or computer projects will be 25 - 100 points. The point value will be announced with each project.  There is also a participation grade tied into attendance and timely arrival and dismissal.

A final grade will be issued at the end of the term on the date required by the College.